Chapter 173: Ghost Assistant (V)
With a whoosh, a streamlined sports car stopped before Shao Feidu. There was no one in the car, but the sound of the car honking could be heard.
“Get in the car Dudu, let’s go watch an opera.” Shang Ke’s smiling face could be vaguely seen through the car window and even had colourful lighting effects.
Shao Feidu got in the car without saying anything and sat on the front passenger seat. The safety belt was fastened on him automatically. Then, the sports car rushed out like the wind.
This “driverless” sports car zoomed into the city centre and parked familiarly at the carpark behind the opera house.
“Let’s go.” Shang Ke floated out of the car and led Shao Feidu towards the opera house.
This is the first time Shao Feidu is going into such a crowded place alone. Given his international fame, Shang Ke made him wear a mask specifically in case he gets recognised by someone and becomes surrounded.
The opera tickets have already been booked in advance, Shao Feidu just had to show his ID card to enter. Shao Feidu found his seat under Shang Ke’s leading and sat down. Shang Ke then squeezed himself comfortably into Shao Feidu’s embrace and was even holding onto snacks in his hands. Although he could materialise his body at night, no one can see him as long as he doesn’t manifest himself.
Shao Feidu hugged the ghost in his embrace. He didn’t care about the noise from the outside world and was looking straight at the stage.
The lights around dimmed and the performance began. Shao Feidu was very focused while watching the show, seemingly fully immersed. At this moment, the person who was sitting in front suddenly turned his head around 180°, revealing his repulsive face as he gave Shao Feidu a ferocious smile.
Shao Feidu’s body stiffened. His mind which finally relaxed tensed up again.
Shang Ke felt the strength used to hug his waist increasing. He gave the ghost face in front of him a slap unhappily, causing the ghost to get smacked back into the body of the person in front.
‘Every injustice has its perpetrator and every debt its debtor. If you have an enmity with someone, then find that person. Don’t show yourself unnecessarily.’ Shang Ke warned righteously.
No wonder Shao Feidu didn’t dare to go out alone, he meets a ghost everywhere he goes. The first thing Shang Ke will do when he revives is to help Shao Feidu get a talisman.
Seeing that Shang Ke had settled the ghost easily with just a slap, Shao Feidu’s body gradually relaxed. He wrapped his hands around Shang Ke’s waist and pulled him into his embrace.
“Relax and continue watching the performance.” Shang Ke twisted out a piece of jerky from the paper bag and delivered it to Shao Feidu’s mouth.
Shao Feidu opened his mouth to receive it and started chewing it slowly. After he finished the jerky, Shang Ke delivered the drink, serving Shao Feidu till he was comfortable.
Fortunately, the surroundings were dark. Or else, others would definitely see the strange sight of various snacks delivering themselves into Shao Feidu’s mouth
After the two hour long opera ended, Shao Feidu followed the crowd out of the opera house.
They had just entered the hall when they heard a scream not far away and subsequently a commotion.
Shang Ke looked towards the source of commotion only to see a middle-aged man collapsed onto the floor while clutching his chest, seemingly in great pain. A mother and son were kneeling down beside him, anxiously groping for something on him.
“Medicine, where’s your medicine?”
The man was gasping for air and couldn’t speak at all.
Shang Ke and Shao Feidu saw that his soul was already halfway out of his body. By the time the emergency medical technicians arrived, he had already passed away. They were unable to bring the person back to life despite a long time of hard work.
This newly deceased person clearly fulfills the requirements for Shang Ke’s revival. However, Shang Ke wasn’t willing to use his body to revive. That person has a wife, a child and a family. Shang Ke couldn’t bear this responsibility. He doesn’t know how much he would hurt this mother and son if he does so.
The second chance of revival was given up by him just like this.
“Let’s go home. We will go to the hospital tomorrow.” Shang Ke cheered up very quickly. There was still two month plus until the time limit of three months. There’s no need to rush.
There are two reasons for going to the hospital tomorrow. First, it was for checking up on Shao Feidu’s fingers and his mental condition. Second, it was for Shang Ke to find a body that meets the requirements.
Shao Feidu’s fingers were injured by the piano fallboard two years ago. Based on the rehabilitation records, his injury should have completely healed. However, he was no longer able to play a song completely for some reason.
The next day, Shao Feidu sat in the “driverless” sports car again and arrived at the hospital. He went straight up to the VIP clinic on the fifth floor and met with the doctor they made an appointment with.
The hospital is a place where ghosts gather. If it was in the past, Shao Feidu wouldn’t come here even if he brought an army with him, not to mention coming here alone.
Now that he had Shang Ke by his side, he felt that those ghosts aren’t so scary anymore. At least they never threw their heads around…
Shang Ke had made an appointment with a quite well-known old doctor for Shao Feidu.
After Shao Feidu sat down, he passed over the chip prepared in advance by Shang Ke to the old doctor. The chip has detailed records of Shao Feidu’s condition, daily life and recovery progress. Although it only has ten days of record, there were dozens of pages. It included how often Shao Feidu spoke, how he constructed his sentence, all his subtle natural reaction and movement changes, the food he ate everyday and the quantity, his exercising pattern, habits and sleeping quality etc. All major and minor details were included.
The old doctor was quite shocked after reading it. Just how much patience and care is needed to note down all these in such detail? Based on this record, the doctor was able to make an initial diagnosis for Shao Feidu’s illness very quickly.
Shang Ke nodded his head in satisfaction after observing for a while by the side. Not only was this old doctor experienced, his attitude was gentle. He wasn’t discriminative or disgusted when facing Shao Feidu’s coldness.
He left Shao Feidu with the old doctor temporarily. After saying a few sentences, Shang Ke went out to look for a body.
He couldn’t find someone at the end of his life nor could he find a body that is seriously wounded and cannot be saved. He had to make sure that the body was functioning normally before its death. It is preferable that the death time hasn’t exceeded 1 hour and the person isn’t tied down by his family.
After searching for a long while, Shang Ke found a body that barely met the requirement. The person was brain dead. His soul has already disappeared and could only depend on machines to sustain his life.
He looked around 20 and was handsome. His family background should be pretty good judging by the luxury ward he was staying in and the expensive treatment cost. Shang Ke then looked at how long he had been staying in the hospital. It has been almost 2 years.
One can see that his family love him very much since they haven’t given up treatment even after so long. However, they didn’t know that their child can no longer wake up.
“Yun Kexu…” Shang Ke read his name softly. He will go back and investigate his identity and family situation first. If this person isn’t involved in any complicated trouble, then Shang Ke would use his body to revive.
After solving one problem, Shang Ke returned back to the consulting room Shao Feidu was in.
Shao Feidu’s eyes were locked firmly on Shang Ke the moment he floated in. The uneasiness that was hidden in Shao Feidu’s eyes disappeared quickly after seeing Shang Ke.
The old doctor gave Shao Feidu a series of inspections and tests based on the record Shang Ke made. Finally, he noted down his medical advice in the chip and passed it to Shao Feidu. He exhorted, “Pass this to the person taking care of you. I believe he knows what to do. I believe that you will recover very soon with him guiding you. Good luck child.”
The old doctor showed Shao Feidu a gentle smile.
Shao Feidu looked up slowly and his line of sight stayed on the old doctor’s face for a while. Then, he stood up and left the clinic.
Ever since he was 14, there was only Mu Zhen, the assistant and the housemaid by his side. Apart from Shang Ke, this is the first time he felt true goodwill from a stranger.
Shang Ke was right. The outside world wasn’t as scary as he thinks.
After leaving the hospital, Shang Ke brought Shao Feidu to walk around the city. He let Shao Feidu buy things in the mall, eat in a restaurant and take the train himself… All these lasted until dusk before Shang Ke brought Shao Feidu back to the sports car and returned back to the villa.
Shao Feidu looked at the sun setting in the distance. His eyes were bright and one could tell he was very happy.
However, all this happiness disappeared the moment he returned back to the villa. Mu Zhen was back and there was also assistant Gibbs who was standing beside him with an ugly expression.
“Where did you go young master Du?” Mu Zhen rebuked, “Don’t you know how dangerous it is outside? How am I supposed to explain to Mr Shao if something happens to you?”
Shao Feidu seemed like he didn’t hear Mu Zhen and walked right past him.
“Stop!” Mu Zhen stopped him and glanced suspiciously at him. “Usually, you don’t even dare to step out of the door alone. Why have you suddenly gone out today? Who took you out?”
Shao Feidu looked at the stairs in front of him and was quiet like a sculpture.
“Talk, you’re not mute!” Mu Zhen raised his voice. Something went wrong with his investment and this fellow still came and added trouble for him. How troublesome.
Shao Feidu gave him a cold glance.
Mu Zhen felt chills up his spine after being looked at by Shao Feidu. He immediately said in anger, “It has only been a few days since we last saw each other and you actually learned how to glare at someone! Have you finished composing the music I asked you to?”
Shao Feidu has never stared at someone in the eye before. However, the current him was staring at Mu Zhen with eyes as sharp as blades.
Don’t tell me his condition is improving? This isn’t good! Mu Zhen was secretly alarmed.
“From today onwards, you’re not allowed to go out of the villa without my permission.” Mu Zhen said with a tone that didn’t allow any rejection, “I will hire a few bodyguards for you and they will be in charge of protecting you.”
Shao Feidu was silent for a moment before suddenly spitting out three words, “I don’t want any.”
“What?” Mu Zhen was stunned. He never thought that he would oppose it.
“This is my villa. I don’t want any bodyguards.” Shao Feidu looked at him again. His gloomy eyes coupled with his cold expression and tall figure gives people an indescribable sense of oppression.
“You… you…” Mu Zhen looked at him nervously and was momentarily speechless.
Gibbs who was at the side also had a face full of astonishment. He had been working at Shao Feidu’s side for so long and this was the first time he heard him say such a long sentence. In addition, his pronunciation was clear and he was speaking smoothly, almost the same as a normal person.
Seeing this, Shang Ke happily gave Shao Feidu two big thumbs up.
After Shao Feidu finished speaking, he no longer cared about Mu Zhen. He turned and headed towards his room.
Mu Zhen stood there blankly for a long time. Then, he turned and glared at Gibbs. “What exactly is going on? Didn’t I ask you to install cameras? Why didn’t you notice any abnormality at all?”
Gibbs said with a long face, “There was really nothing on the camera.”
“Email me all the surveillance recordings, I will check it personally.” Mu Zhen gave a quick glance upstairs, then lowered his voice and said, “Young master Du has finished his medicine, go get more from Dr Xu.”